How Are You Feeling Today?
When you got up this morning, how were you feeling? How are you feeling right now? If you are like me, I never really thought about how I felt because I was so busy “doing” what I thought I had to do everyday. Then one day I realized I wasn’t happy or fulfilled.
Are You Really Happy And Fulfilled?
I don’t think I ever asked myself those questions. Am I really happy and fulfilled with my life? How about you.. are you really happy and fulfilled right now? If you are, Congratulations! If you’re not, I believe you’re like most of us who were just doing what we were taught to do. One day it seems that we “wake up” and realize our life is passing us by and if we don’t make a change, we will not be happy.
Realizing You Can Be Happy and Fulfilled
When I started my home based network marketing business, my mentors told me I could have anything I wanted and I could be very happy. Wow, I don’t think anyone had ever told me I could have anything and be happy too! Then, I said “okay, tell me what I have to do and I’ll do it”. One of the things I was introduced to was personal development, and affirmations. I have never done affirmations and honestly, I didn’t believe they would work. However, I knew that “my plan” was not working for me, so I decided to be 100% teachable. I was willing to do anything my mentors told me to do.
The Mirror Exercise
I started to do affirmations daily, and if you would like to know the details of why affirmations work and how to do them, just click on our previous blog post called “Why Daily Affirmations Are One Of The Crucial Keys To Success“. When I said affirmations to myself like “I am a self-confident winner“, I heard the voice in my head saying “no way, you’re not self confident and you’re certainly not a winner!“. Then I would say “you’re awesome“, and my little voice said “no, you’re not!“. Argh! The little voice in my head was so irritating!!
Acknowledging “The Little Voice”
I soon discovered that everyone has a “little voice” in their head and I was about to meet mine in the mirror! I was taught to do the mirror exercise. I looked in the mirror, deep into my eyes and just listened to the “little voice” in my head. I heard things which were very hurtful and criticizing. Tears started rolling down my face and then I cried, a lot! She was so critical, “the little voice” in my head, and I didn’t like her very much! I wanted to tell her to “BE QUIET” (well, harsher words actually). Once I heard my own critic, and faced her, I could start affirming what I wanted my “little voice” in my head to say. I was then able to look deep into my own eyes and say positive affirmations over and over.
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Affirmations and Visualizations Really Work
Start writing down statements of who you want to become. What qualities, traits, skills, character, and values you would want to have. These will become your affirmation statements. Start with a statement which is reachable to you. For example, “something wonderful is going to happen to me today“. You’ll become aware that every time you say this, something wonderful happens, and soon you’ll realize that this really works. Then start affirming something else a little more miraculous and then that will manifest too. Soon, affirmations and visualizations will be a part of your daily routine like taking a shower. You’ll notice you are taking action each day and that every action is specifically moving you toward your goals. One day you’ll look up and realize how far you have come. It’s amazing and pretty miraculous!
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